UPENN POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

UPENN POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

DESCRIPTION:  Professors John Trueswell and Lila Gleitman, from the University of Pennsylvania, are seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to investigate word learning, lexical/grammar acquisition, and/or child sentence processing.  Individuals who are prepared to take a lead role in developmental experimental research and/or computational modeling of human language acquisition are especially encouraged to apply.

All post-doctoral researchers are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the lab. They are also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary group of cognitive scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, which includes faculty, post-docs and students in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and related disciplines.

QUALIFICATIONS AND START DATE:  One does NOT have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or a related field is required and must be complete before starting the position. Research experience within this area is expected and familiarity with eye tracking methods is beneficial but not required. The position can begin as early as July 1, 2016 but this date is flexible.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates should send a CV, and samples of written work to Professor John Trueswell at trueswel@psych.upenn.edu.  Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to that same email.  Letter writers can if they wish send their recommendation via regular mail to:  John Trueswell, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Solomon Lab Bldg., Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6241 U.S.A. Review of materials will begin immediately.